Higlights of Turkish Riviera and
Aegean Civilizations & Asia Minor

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

    Arrival at ANTALYA International Airport. In assistance of our local professional tour-guide, transfer by bus to the hotel. Welcome-Cocktail, dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 02 : Antalya - Kas

    After breakfast, departure and drive to east to famous Kas once ANTIPHELLOS. En route visit to ruins of PHASELIS, founded by the colonists from Rhodes at the beginning of the 6th century B.C., largely covered by rich vegetation, may be considered among the most picturesque ancient remains of Turkey. A fine paved street connected all three harbors. expand
    After visit to OLYMPOS, continue drive to Kas and in Demre visit to famous Church of St. NICHOLAS (This Saint is perhaps now better known as Santa Claus, The bearer of gifts to children at Christmas time. ). It consists of Byzantine structure with three apses, a basilica restored in the 11th century A. D. and a sarcophagus, believed to be the tomb of St. Nicholas. Arrival Kas, dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 : Kas - Marmaris

    Breakfast and departure for MARMARIS and en route visits to antic sites of LETOON-The sanctuary comprises three temples, sumptuous fountain-Nymphaion, Roman Theater, XANTHOS-The principal city of Lykia, which name means "yellow" in Greek, a city which was independent until the Persian conquest. expand
    Visits to The City gate, The gateway of the emperor Vespasian, Byzantine Church, The Theater, Tombs and Agora. Continue with visit to PATARA-One of the principal harbors of Lykia, famous of its ancient oracle of Apollo. Arrival MARMARIS for dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 04 : Marmaris - Pamukkale

    Departure to PAMUKKALE-Cotton Fortress and en route visit to HIERAPOLIS-One of the most famed of the ruins surviving from antiquity, (City Baths, Christian Basilica, Monumental fountain, Temple of Apollo, Theater, Martyrium of St. Philip, Necropolis-Containing tumuli, sarcophagi and house-shaped tombs, it represents one of the best preserved of the ancient cemeteries in Turkey.) and PAMUKKALE-The magnificent cotton-white plateau formed by the travertine deposits of the calcium oxide.expand
    Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.

  • Day 05 : Pamukkale - Kusadasi

    Breakfast and departure for Kusadasi. En route visit to EPHESUS, one of the most important and best preserved cities of the ancient world, with its huge theater, the Odeon, the Library, and Roman baths. expand
    On the way to EPHESUS, visit the Temple of ARTEMIS, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Drive to the Basilica of St. John, which was build here after the death of Apostle John. Drive to the chapel of the VIRGIN MARY (Panaya Kapulu). After visit to ISABEY Mosque, drive continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 06 : Kusadasi - Canakkale

    Breakfast and departure to Canakkale. En route visit to PERGAMUM, the capital of ancient Asia Minor, perched high on a hill. Visit ASCLEPEION, the famous health center, the Parchment Library that once contained over 200.000 volumes, the Acropolis, and the monument of ZEUS Altar. expand
    Drive and arriving in TROY, the legendary city of Homer's " ILIAD " and " ODYSSEY " where the TROYAN Horse was used to end the ten years siege of the city. Further drive to harbor city CANAKKALE on Dardanelles for dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 07 : Canakkale - Istanbul

    After breakfast at hotel, departure to Istanbul and cross the DARDANELLES with a ferry. Drive along the northern coast of the Marmara Sea to famed GALLIPOLI, site of the fierce battles during the First World War. Continue drive via Kesan and Tekirdag alone the coastline of Sea of Marmara. expand
    Arrival Istanbul and visits to visit to St. SOPHIA and drive north to Izmit Bay, crossing the Marmara Sea with a ferry, arrive in the Asian side of Istanbul. Climb to Camlica Hill for a panoramic view of the city. Crossing the Bosphorus Bridge, separating the two continents, arrive in hotel for dinner and overnight. Before the accommodation at hotel visit as much as possible just to not remain for day 09. Visit to famed TOPKAPI Palace, the great palace of OTTOMAN Sultans, ST. SOPHIA Museum, a fifth century basilica with its spectacular frescoes and immense central dome still considered as an architectural marvel; The BLUE Mosque, exquisitely decorated with blue tiles; the HIPPODROME of the old city, location chariot races and the center of early Byzantine life; the 11th century Church of ST. SAVIOUR in CHORA, with its marvelous 14th century mosaics and frescoes on gold and the grand closed bazaar. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 07 : Istanbul end of our services

    Breakfast and continue with the visit remained from yesterday. If will be enough time, ideal opportunity to organize optional Cruise by Bosphorus. Departure to Istanbul Airports (Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen) for back home flight. expand


  • Accommodation at selected hotels, in Dbls with twc, on H/B basis.
  • All excursions and visits of the museums mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation by modern touristic class buses with air-conditioning system.
  • Guiding services of our local professional English speaking guide during the whole stay in Turkey.
  • Bridge Crossing, Highway, Ferry crossing fees, tips and portages.
  • Valuable Tax and services charge.